mutawa mutawa


  • (n) religious police in Saudi Arabia whose duty is to ensure strict adherence to established codes of conduct; offenders may be detained indefinitely; foreigners are not excluded


  1. That wasn't good enough for the mutawa, the vigilantes who enforce Muslim religious laws against impiety and immodesty.
  2. And the mutawa, the religious police, gained greater influence.


  • "After my speech in Cairo, he [Mutawa] had a similar idea," Obama said Monday. "So in his comic books, Superman and Batman reached out to their Muslim counterparts. And I hear they are making progress."
    on Apr 28, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

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